Dec 13, 2012 9:00am EST
. president obama's more popular. the democrats are more popular than the republicans. the president's proposal to raise taxes on people over $250,000 is very popular with the american public. 59% in our poll say they're for it. 76% say it would be an acceptable outcome. the one thing that republicans have going for them in the debate is the public likes the idea of spending cuts. so while the president puts public pressure on republicans, he's trying to respond in kind and say president obama has not detailed the spending cuts he wants. of course, republicans have not detailed the spending cuts either because the place you get real money, melissa, is in the entitlement programs of medicare and social security, and those are very popular. so nobody really wants to lay out too many specifics. republicans have laid out some, saying they would raise the eligibility age for medicare from 65 to 67. saying that they would change the inflation adjustments for social security and other government programs to make them less generous. those are things that are difficult to do. the american publi
Dec 11, 2012 9:00am EST
capital, it's very interesting that every republican, of course, think obama care is terrible. if you're a shareholder in aca, or want to be one, you should be applauding obama care. i think this is a deal you probably want to be in. >> yeah, it is interesting, the for-profit hospital companies have done quite well under the affordable care act. >> just a quick note, trip adviser open for trade, up by 11%. as you mentioned, david, not as high as liberty is paying for the shares. but it sa nice close -- >> a real vote of confidence from john malone who runs liber liberty. >> again, trip adviser up to 59.5 right now. delta airlines buying a stake in virgin atlantic. the most interesting aspect of the story is the wager between richard branson and willy walsh, let's say it's below the belt. we'll have the details coming up next. and richard anderson, plus a gadget lover's delight for the holidays. a live interview with the ceo of brookstone. bob, these projections... they're... optimistic. productivity up, costs down, time to market reduced... those are good things. upstairs, they wi
Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST
that republicans need to compromise with the president. 9% said that the message was that president obama needs to compromise and the plurality, 44% said both ought to compromise. those results aren't so surprising because president obama won the election but if you look at the number who would be to blame if we don't get a deal, you see 21% blame the president and democrats in congress, 23% blame republicans, pretty even, 52% says they blame both of them. some other surveys have shown president obama with a stronger hand. we looked democrats in congress together with the president, any time you lump congress in a question it drags down the number. finally if you look at the intense partisan split on outlooks for the economy, this is something that is relevant as we try to measure the pessimism or optimism of american voters, we see now an even split among those who say the economy will get better in the next year versus those who say it will get worse but there's a tremendous partisan split there. republicans, a six in ten republicans say the economy will get worse. it's the loser'
Dec 5, 2012 9:00am EST
politically for the republican party, for president obama as well, and so jo engler has talked about a resolution that would last for five years. the republicans don't want to go along with it. the administration has proposed a permanent fix. don't expect the administration to get that in the end, but at least it gives them something to talk about with this pro-business group, carl. >> the republicans spoke just a minute ago, john boehner saying his fellow republicans do in fact, as we watch the president work the room ahead of his remarks, they do back his opposition to raising rates outright. this chatter that the coalition is fraying, how complicating is that? the question is whether it frays enough to caught a fundamental shift in strategy. i think at the end of the dahl the republicans will give on higher rates. the question is when? does 2 happen before december 31st? in which case republicans and conservatives would argue republicans are agreeing to a tax increase. does it happen after january 1st when rates will have already risen? and if they cut them to 37% top rate, then rep